PlantsDiphylleia→American Umbrella Leaf (Diphylleia cymosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 1.5 to 2 feet, to 4 feet possible
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

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Location: Porters Creek trail in the Smokies.
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-05-26flower close-up
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-05-26a clump
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-05-26a group
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-05-26flower stalk and leaves
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 26, 2020 7:00 PM

I just found some nice groups of this woodland perennial planted on woodland slopes at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania. It is native to the southern Appalachians from northern Alabama & Georgia up to eastern Tennessee and Virginia, growing on moist slopes, seepages, and along streams. This makes a beautiful groundcover. A few native plant and specialty nurseries offer this species.

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